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Drexel University Team Duplicates Dr Alan MacDonald’s Findings of Bacterial Biofilms in Alzheimer’s Plaques

Feb. 2016   –  Allen et al., J Neuroinfect Dis 2016, 7:1

Dr. Herbert B. Allen and his colleagues at Drexel University, Philadelphia have confirmed the presence of bacterial biofilm substance in autopsy brain tissue from victims of Alzheimer’s disease.

The extracellular polysaccharide matrix of the biofilms was detected using periodic acid Schiff (PAS) stain, and co-localised with the beta-amyloid in the plaques, which are the hallmark of Alzheimer’s.

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